Well friends, it’s been nine days since my pals Ashli, Sara, and I announced our Pinterest art challenge.
After some deliberation, I decided to put my own spin on the Wild Herringbone art from Cozamia.
I just loved the clean, colorful, graphic design. And, I recruited some help on this project. To start, I grabbed plain white card stock out of my printer, hauled my craft paint box out, and tossed one of Ben’s shirts on each of the boys. I let V choose the colors he wanted and he started painting. E was hesitant, but got a few strokes on the paper.
V made several paintings, E, only one. I made a few for fillers, too. Using my handy paper cutter, I cut each sheet in half length wise, then into 1 1/2 inch wide strips.
I have a large roll of white paper, so I tore a sheet off to use as my backing. A few pieces of double sided tape on the back of each strip to hold in place and I started arranging. To keep things straight on the first row, I used a ruler to line up the edges.
I made sure to mix the paintings up to spread the colors throughout.
After about twenty minutes, I had covered the paper and had to fill in the edges.
Here she is, edges filled and trimmed, ready for a frame.
So I popped it in, hung it up and took a few steps back. That’s when I realized I didn’t like the pink V had used.
While E took his nap, V and I painted more. This time, I limited his color palette to blues, greens, yellow, and silver.
I followed the same steps, but loved the result this time.
The pop of color in this corner is perfect.
And, I love that it’s not kitchen specific, so it can travel around the house if we ever tire if it in here. The best part, this art was made using everything we already had in our home!
Now it’s your turn to share your Pinterest inspired art project with us!